Lowellville officer charged with abduction


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) —  A 23-year veteran on the Lowellville Police Department is facing a felony abduction charge.

A Mahoning County grand jury on Thursday handed up an indictment against Sgt. Roger Vance, 46, of Lowellville, on a felony charge of abduction and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful restraint. The victim alleges she was held against her will by Vance.

The relationship between the two is unknown.

The Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case. Officials said the part-time officer is now on administrative leave with the department pending the outcome of the case.

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